Part 1: Symptom Checking

Health Screening Process

In order to maintain a safe work environment, the University requires all students and employees who live on campus and all employees, students, contractors and visitors who come to the campus on a regular basis (whether every day or one day a week) to complete Hawk Check every day.

Visitors and contractors who are coming to campus one time should complete Hawk Check 6 to 14 hours before arriving. 

The University strongly encourages students and employees who are working or learning entirely remotely to do Hawk Check every day, regardless of whether they are planning to visit the campus or not.

This self-assessment tool will help people identify if they may have:

  • Been in contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Been in contact with a person being medically evaluated for COVID-19.
  • Experienced symptoms consistent with COVID-19 in the past 48 hours.
  • Traveled outside of the U.S. or to areas within the U.S. identified as a hotspot.

Based on individual responses to a series of questions, an individual will be instructed whether to come to campus for study or work, stay home, or if they should seek medical assistance.


  1. Complete the Hawk Check self-screening assessment.
  2. Complete Hawk Check 6 to 14 hours before arriving on campus.
  3. Adhere to the directions provided at the conclusion of the assessment.
  4. Maintain a copy of the emailed confirmation to display to a campus official when visiting the campus.
  5. Persons who have invited a visitor or are responsible for managing a contractor must ensure that the visitor or contractor is aware of the requirement to complete the self-assessment (Hawk Check) before coming to campus and ask the visitor or contractor to display the emailed confirmation upon arrival. Also make sure the visitor/contractor is aware of other requirements such as wearing a mask, social distancing, and practicing hand hygiene.


Responses to the health self-assessment tool will be stored electronically and kept separate from all other University records. This data will be kept confidential, and will not be accessed unless the response indicates symptoms of, or exposure to COVID-19. In such circumstances, responses will be accessed only by authorized officers from the Division of Human Resources, the University Health Center, or the Occupational Health Department and shall not be disclosed beyond these offices except as required to protect the public health by the New Jersey Department of Health or applicable laws.